Featuring obscure tracks by David Bowie and the Bee Gees, as well as lesser known artists such as Swedish singer/songwriter Stina Nordenstam, Propaganda singer Brücken said her The Lost Are Found tour aims to tell a story.
“The way I’ve structured Lost Are Found is like an old-fashioned LP,” said the German singer who later joined the band Act. “I prefer to listen to an album in that way. It’s probably a generational thing.
“When people just download the odd track, they lose something of the story and what the artist intended.”
Brücken teamed up with legendary producer Stephen Hague for the new tour and album, a dream pairing for the singer.
“A year ago we did a very mournful song called One Summer Dream, which was the b-side of Mr Blue Sky by ELO.
“It turned out to be very beautiful. We started to think what other kind of songs could fit around it. It’s melancholy music that somehow makes you happy. What we had in common is that we both love a good story in a pop song.”
Propaganda hits such as Duel and Dr Mabuse will also feature in The Lost Are Found, but at least for now, that’s the closest fans will come to a band reunion.
“I would have liked to reform Propaganda. I have tried very very many times. Ralph and Susan, we all tried. The essential person was Michael, he defined the band as its key musician. I’m often wondering why he opted out. He had everyone available to do it.
“If a reunion is to happen, it will have to come from Michael. I really hope it does one day.”
Claudia Brücken will be at Birmingham, Academy 3 on November 6. For tickets visit www.o2academybirmingham.co.uk.